First change of identity today. Full swap between us with costume, laptops, rooms. And few rules: who is taking the identity of Cosmin need to led the daily rehearsal as well as to answer to the professional emails received in his laptop . Who’s gonna be Giselda need to take care of the calories and need to do an emotional check-up before going to sleep.Who is gone be Cristian need to do joggining in the morning, who’s gonna be Natalia need to sing the Polish anthems…And than we choose. Cosmin is Giselda, Cristian is Cosmin, Natalia is Cristian, Giselda is Natalia.
Today I’m Giselda. I’m naked on the floor with the notebook. My heart is beating up very strong, what a crazy idea to work on. I’m thinking of the heart installation of Christian Boltanski in Japan (http://www.benesse-artsite.jp/en/boltanski/index.html).But I’m not sure that is Giselda’s thinking…
I love the time of transformation in somebody else. All of of us standing naked next to each other. After a while we enter the new rooms who will be our home for the next 24 hours. I dressed up in Giselda’s swimming costume, looks we are the same size :). I think that the day will be crazy, what a crazy idea Cosmin had…
For tonight I need to be careful with the dinner, I’m allowed only 1000 calories.
This evening I discovered new things about my new identity. I love Giselda’s eye glasses, the lipstick and the metal necklace. I like my new look. We went our for the dinner in the new identities, people are looking strange to us. We are foreigners for sure…Beautifull view of Riga from the top terrase. I’m reading the menu, finally I decide to take a salad, a beer and some oysters (definitively not very Giselda’s style). Back in the room I’m calculating the calories, it was approximatively 800 calories (110 oysters, 350 the salad, 140 the small beer, 100 olive oil, olives, beetroot, beans). We also had a very difficult discussion, Cosmin’s opens up a discussion about the workshop-audition in Riga. Why did he choose Natalia ?
Before going to sleep I need to do an emotional check-up of the day. Another rule of Giselda’s life. Before falling a sleep, I receive an email from Cosmin.
The ritual for tomorrow: at 10.40 we will let all the things in the rooms and we gonna go naked directly in our real rooms where we goons stay with ourselves until 11.00 when we will meet for the one hour discussion before the other new identity.
I slept much better in Giselda’s room and body. I just wake up in the first 15 minutes a lots of ideas for today’s rehearsals comes in my mind such as:
– to use the word identity in our game;
– to develop some clear caracthers from the book “Alice in wonderland” – maybe I can work on the Rubbit
– to invite some guests from Riga to experience as with the new identities
– to create short solos to be watched on the phone (like Giselda’s transparent solo)
Before leaving the room I thanks to Giselda.